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Owen, Frances Penrose (1900-2002)

Frances Owen served on the Seattle School Board, and on the boards of the Children's Orthopedic Hospital, the Ryther Child Center, and the National Child Welfare League. She chaired the women's divisi...

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Padelford, Frederick Morgan (1875-1942): A Biography by his Great Grandson

This biography of Frederick Morgan Padelford, University of Washington English professor and Dean of the Graduate School, was written by his great grandson Gordon Padelford, who is 13 years old at thi...

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Parrington, Vernon Louis (1871-1929) -- Scholar, Teacher, Democrat, Gentleman, and Seattleite

HistoryLink.org contributor Junius Rochester presented this speech in May 1986 about Vernon Louis Parrington, University of Washington English professor and renowned author of Main Currents in America...

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Patricia Hon and Cornish College of the Arts

In 1978 Cornish Institute (now Cornish College of the Arts) Dance Director Karen Irvin (1910-1999) invited Patricia Hon (b. 1945) to teach Graham technique and Spanish dance classes for one semester. ...

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PEMCO Financial Services

Seattle-based PEMCO Financial Services is a family of companies and enterprises, not a single corporation, encompassing Evergreen Bank, PEMCO Insurance, and PEMCO Corporation, and associated with the ...

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Phelps, Donald (1929-2003)

Donald Phelps, educator, singer, and TV commentator, was the grandson of John T. Gayton (1866-1954), one of Seattle's black pioneers. He rose through the ranks, starting as an elementary teacher in Be...

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Preston, Josephine Corliss (1873-1958)

Josephine Corliss Preston was the first woman elected to Washington state government after the state's women won the right to vote in 1910. She served as the sixth State Superintendent of Public Instr...

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Queen Anne Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Queen Anne Branch, The Seattle Public Library, located at 4th Avenue W and W Garfield, was the fourth of the Seattle Public Library branches built with funds from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie (1...

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Rainier Beach Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Rainier Beach Branch, The Seattle Public Library, is Seattle's southeastern-most branch library. Located at 9125 Rainier Avenue S, the branch traces its roots to a storefront operation that opened...

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Redmond Library, King County Library System

The Redmond Library, which began in 1927 in a rented storefront as a volunteer project of the Nokomis Club, has grown with the community into the busiest library in the King County Library System (KCL...

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Redmond Ridge Library Express, King County Library System

In response to requests by homeowners in the Redmond Ridge development located east of the city of Redmond, the King County Library System (KCLS) and the Redmond Ridge Residential Owners Association w...

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Renton Highlands Library, King County Library System

The Renton Highlands Library is located at 2801 NE 10th Street in the city of Renton, 15 miles southeast of Seattle. In 1944 the newly formed King County Library System (KCLS) opened the first Renton ...

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